HOME Residency Program
Office Ukraine - Shelter for Ukrainian Artists
November 2023 - February 2024

Participating artists:
Jura Golik • Oleksandr Dmytrenko • Marharyta Zhurunova •
Daria Molokoyedova • Lilia Petrova • Vladyslav Riaboshtan •
Oksana Solop • Olena Subach • Natlia Sherstyuk • Lera Elur •

Curatorial team:
Anton Tkachenko & Magarethe Makovec


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The HOME Residency Program is a collaborative initiative by 127 garage
in Kharkiv, Ukraine and < rotor > Centre for Contemporary Art in Graz, Austria.
The project is bringing together five artists from Ukraine with five Ukrainian
artists based in Graz supported by Office Ukraine. Shelter for ukrainian artists.
The program explores the theme of HOME as a complicated concept combining physical, emotional and social dimensions.The project provides a platform for artistic expression, cultural exchange, and community engagement, responding to the consequences of the war.

The primary focus is on displaced families, particularly children, affected by the russian war in Ukraine. HOME engages this audience through art events, workshops, and activities, fostering a supportive and empowering environment. Working in collaboration with Ukrainian Graz-based NGO Ridna Domivka, the program aims to address the complex emotions, experiences and challenges faced by displaced Ukrainian families.

The residency program stimulates artists to create individual and
collaborative art projects exploring the theme of HOME from diverse perspectives. These projects will be shown in 20 lightboxes in Graz
in February 2024.

Collaboration between Ukrainian artists who stayed and those who left creates
a safe space for mutual experience exchange and support.
This collaboration enriches artistic practices, deepens understanding of each other's contexts, and promotes empathy and cooperation.

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“Culture Helps" is a project co-funded by the European Union under a dedicated call for proposals to support Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and Creative Sectors.
The project is a cooperation between Insha Osvita (UA) and zusa (DE).

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
Neither the European Union nor EACEA can be held responsible for them.

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